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State approves 36 MW solar facility on 275 acres in Calverton

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The state today issued a final siting permit for a 36-megawatt solar facility in Calverton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning.It was one of the first two renewable energy projects to be approved by the new Office of Renewable Energy Siting, created last year to streamline review and approval of renewable energy applications.

Fourth large solar energy facility in Calverton clears major hurdle

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The Riverhead Planning Board last night granted preliminary site plan approval to the proposed Calverton Solar Energy Center, a 22.9 megawatt commercial solar energy production facility to be built on approximately 198 acres off Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

NextEra solar project hits a roadblock as planning board rejects proposed site plan

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The Riverhead Planning Board in a split vote yesterday rejected the site plan for a 22.9 MW commercial solar facility on 198 acres off Edwards Avenue. But the proposal is by no means dead. It is a permitted use on the site under a special permit granted by the town board in December and the applicant is expected to discuss site plan revisions with the planning department.

Town Board set to vote on special permit for new commercial solar facility in Calverton

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The approval of a new 22.9 megawatt solar energy facility on 198 acres in Calverton is on the town board’s agenda tomorrow.

‘Climate leadership’ act signed into law as governor announces contracts for 1,700 MW of wind energy production off Long Island coast

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New York's new climate law requires the state to achieve a carbon-free electricity system by 2040 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

Town will see nearly $1.5 million in deal with solar power company

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sPower will pay Riverhead Town a $1.05 million community benefit fee and a $450,000 easement fee, in addition to an annual payment in lieu of taxes that will start at $460,000 in year one and increase each year for 15 years.
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